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Teaching Credential Programs

Become a Teacher

Have you always felt driven towards teaching? A desire to educate and inspire others. If so, entering a teaching credential program is the place for you.

At Fresno State, we prepare our future teachers to enter the field of education with confidence and preparation. With the teacher shortage still widespread throughout California, there is a high need for hiring teachers, especially for mathematics, science, special education, and bilingual education. Earning your teaching credential at Fresno State will allow you to make an impact on the future leaders of tomorrow. 

Call for Third-Party Comment
Submission Deadline: March 5, 2022

On April 3-4, California State University, Fresno will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Teams are soliciting public comment about the quality of educator preparation provided by the university’s initial and advanced programs. All comments must be submitted by March 5, 2022 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment

Teaching Credential Programs

Education Specialist Credential

The Education Specialist Credential program prepares caring, competent and reflective candidates to teach children, youth and adults with disabilities in a variety of diverse educational settings in grades kindergarten - age 22.

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Multiple Subject Credential

The Multiple Subject Credential program is for students who want to become kindergarten or elementary school teachers, K-8. Our program prepares candidates to teach elementary school in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

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Single Subject Credential

The Single Subject Credential program authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool, K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.

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Pathways to Earning a Credential

The journey to becoming a teacher is your own. The Kremen School of Education and Human Development collaborates and partners with local school districts to prepare teachers as educational leaders in the diverse communities of the Central Valley. Learn more about our pathways to earning a teaching credential.

Credential Pathways

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Here at Fresno State, we prepare our future teachers to enter the field of education with confidence and preparation.

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